South Australia offers plenty of options when it comes to cycling, from extended cycle tours through splendid countryside, urban safe trail networks and the rough tracks of hills.
How to make it happen
Scouts SA Monthly Bike Ride
|Sun 5 June 10am – 2pm||Craigburn Farm|
|Sun 3 July 10am – 2pm||Kuitpo|
|Sun 7 August 10am – 2pm||Eagle MTB Park|
|Sat & Sun 10-11 Sept 10am – 2pm||Riesling Trail|
|Sun 2 Oct 10am – 2pm||Fox Creek|
Road Safety Centre
Road Safety Centres are a great way to get the basic skills learnt in a safe environment.
SAPOL Road Safety Centre
The mock roadway is a great way to teach young pedestrians and cyclists about road and traffic safety in a safe environment.
The SA Police Road Safety Centre is located in the south-west corner of Thebarton Police Barracks, Port Road, Adelaide. Entry is via Bonython Park.
You just need to bring your bike or scooter and safety equipment.
Location: Port Road, Adelaide
Further Info: SAPOL Road Safety Centre Flyer
Tea Tree Gully Road and Cycle Safety Centre
The Road and Cycle Safety Centre makes learning how to ride fun for children of all ages. The enclosed open space has a mini-road network which gives children a real-life experience as they learn how to ride in a safe and controlled environment.
Group bookings are available for scout groups and include bike hire.
Location: Hazel Grove, Ridgehaven
Further Info: TTH Road and Cycle Safety Centre
Woodhouse and Roonka Activity Centres
Short Trips - Cycle Instead Maps
SA Government publish the cycle instead maps to assist in the planning of cycle trips across the city.
The map is an excellent resource and has useful options of filtering by tracks not on main roads, and also highlights cycle pathways, tracks etc
Further Info: https://maps.sa.gov.au/cycleinstead/
Cycle Tours - Trails SA Cycling
To find your next part day or extended cycle tour, have a look at the range of options promoted by Trails SA on their website.
Further Info: http://www.southaustraliantrails.com/activities/cycling/
Melrose and Mt Remarkable
Bike Melrose has been developing Mountain Biking around the Melrose and Mt Remarkable area since 2005 and have established a series of graded tracks suitable for all skill levels. The local bike shop, Over the Edge, has all the intel so check in with them for info around the possibilities
An SA Rovers cycling and orienteering activity in the greater Adelaide area where patrols will find their away to various checkpoints on bikes.
When: Saturday 3 September 2022
Suitability: Venturers and Rovers
Further Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scouts SA Cycling Team
The Scouts SA Cycling Team are currently gearing up to provide a revised training program and activity support for both Cycle Touring and Mountain Biking.
If you have an interest in either of these activities, and would like to contribute to how Scouts SA Cycling is shaped, please get in touch.
Contact Branch Commissioner Cycling
Training and Skill Development
We provide skill development and training pathways in conjunction with Scouts Australia Institute of Training (SAIT) in alignment with VET (SIS) Qualifications.
Cycling Training Courses
Are you an Adult Leader, Rover, Venturer or Scout who is interested in furthering your cycling skills? A training program is currently under development.
2022 – 2023 Training Dates
Suitable for: Adult Leaders, Rovers, Venturers, Senior Scouts